Shocking a pool converts chloramines to free chlorine, the form of chlorine required for proper sanitization of the pool. Chloramines form when chlorine binds to chemicals in suntan lotions, perspiration and cosmetics. T... More »

Using chlorine bleach as a pool shock is not recommended as it lowers the pH level of the pool. This can lead to further algae problems and degrade the lining of the pool. More »

Winterize a pool by cleaning it, chemically balancing the water to protect the pool from corrosion, shocking the pool, lowering the water level, draining the filter, removing the ladder from the pool and covering the poo... More »

To maintain a pool, make sure it is at the right pH level, add chlorine to the pool, shock the pool, add algaecide, clean the pool walls, and remove dirt and debris regularly. You need pH strips, chlorine, shock products... More »

To clean a green pool, skim it, test and correct the water's pH, shock the pool, add algaecide, run the filter until the water clears, and vacuum the pool floor. This project requires a skimmer, a water testing kit, pH a... More »

Pool stabilizer is a chemical additive for pools that extends the effectiveness of chlorine. It works by slowing the breakdown of chlorine molecules by the sun's ultraviolet radiation. More »

To get rid of algae in a swimming pool, test and balance the chemistry of the pool's water, clean or backwash the filter, brush the pool's walls, shock the pool, add algaecide, brush the pool again and vacuum the pool. R... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs